Friday Round-Up

It's been a wonderful week of baby discovery and fun once again! My three-and-a-half-month-old DD has been quite busy learning to kick at her activity center and to roll from front to back with more regularity. She's also discovered that she can roll from side to side when she's on her back. It won't be long before she's asking for the car keys.

DD spent another spellbound hour at the library this week as well, but this time we attended a Wee Tunes class. I'm no musical princess – okay, I sound like a dying cat when I sing – but even I couldn't spoil the magic of the hour with my screeching sing-along. Thankfully, I sang as softly as possible, and the goddess-voiced instructor captivated my daughter instead.

As I watched DD stand and flail her arms at the Siren-of-all-that-is-musical, I reveled in the thought that she's discovering something new every day. Including that not everyone's singing voice is comparable to nails on a chalkboard...but I digress.

The experience reminded me that life is full of abundant learning experiences. It's never too late to take up a new hobby or job, never too late to explore life to its fullest. So I now vow to join DD with child-like glee in learning something new every day!

And here's some of what I learned this week. Enjoy!

  • Money Reasons asks “Are You Always Ready to Fight Financially?” Unfortunately, financial warfare is ongoing, something we must always keep in sight. Join Don at MR for more details!
  • Jana at Daily Money Shot reminds us to “Stop Wishing and Just Do.” It takes action to change your life, so to quote Nike, “Just Do It”!
  • Did you prepare for the zombie apocalypse and subsequent end of the world at the expense of your retirement account? Then check in with Live Real Now to check out why a reverse mortgage can hurt you...and why being eaten by a zombie could be preferred, no matter how much you hate your kids. I swear they're connected – read along to find out why!
  • Teaching kids anything can seem like pulling teeth, but surprisingly, they pick up on more than we give them credit for. Even when it comes to money principles. For a few fun games that could help guide them in the right direction, Free Money Finance features Dr. Craig R. Everett's post about “Teaching Kids Financial Self Discipline.” Even if you're not sure about all of the games, they're worth a look-see.

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Luis wrote:

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:58 Comment #: 1

Congratulations on your baby girl! I really liked the Teaching Kids Financial Self Discipline post. I also noticed your comments about your daughter being too young for the marshmallow test. My oldest son is now 4 1/2 years old and I am seeing that it is at about this age where kids start learning all kinds of concepts. You do not have long to go as you probably already know time flies by quickly!

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Christa Palm wrote:

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:43 Comment #: 2

Thanks, Luis! She's so fun, and you're right, time is flying! It won't be long until she can learn about money from marshmallows!

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